Kalus wins Republican primary for Rhode Island governor
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Ashley Kalus won the Republican primary for Rhode Island governor on Tuesday.
The other Republican nominee on the ticket was Jonathan Riccitelli, who has been arrested dozens of times since 2000 under a different name, the Globe reported.
Democratic challengers in the race for governor include incumbent Gov. Dan McKee, Matt Brown, Helena Foulkes, Nellie Gorbea, and Luis Munoz.
The winning candidate is expected to face Kalus, a business owner and political novice, in November in the liberal state.
The Republican, who owns a COVID-19 testing company that’s in a dispute with the state over a canceled contract, moved to Rhode Island last year from Illinois and previously worked for former Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.